Strawberry and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

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strawberry cream cheese coffee cake

Can I just tell you how happy it makes me to have breakfast done the night before. I actually think I sleep better.  I know it sounds weird, but it’s completely true.

Mornings may very well be my least favorite time of the day, that and homework time. I wish I was a morning person. Yes I get up when my alarm goes off…that does NOT mean I like it!  Trust me I DO NOT.

 

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All the coffee in the world could not make me enjoy getting out of bed, but simply knowing that this beauty of a coffee cake is waiting for me, and that all I have to do is slice and serve the kids, well that definitely makes it easier.

 

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Strawberry and Cream Cheese Coffee Cake ~adapted from The Baker Upstairs

Ingredients

  • Cake and Crumb:
  • 2 cups of AP flour
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter in 1 tbsp size pieces
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup of Greek Yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Berries:
  • 1 cup of berries {hulled and quartered}
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 2 oz softened cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp cream
  • 1 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Toss the berries with the sugar and cornstarch and set aside
  • Combine the flour and sugar
  • Cut in the butter until you have coarse crumbs
  • Set aside 3/4 cup for the topping
  • To the remaining flour mixture add the salt and baking powder
  • Mix in the yogurt, egg, and vanilla
  • Spread the batter into a prepared 8 inch cake pan {lined with parchment or buttered}
  • I used a springform pan
  • spoon the berries over the batter, and top with reserved crumb
  • Bake @350 for 50 - 55 minutes
  • Cool before removing from the pan
  • While the cake cools make the icing -
  • cream together the cheese, cream, and honey
  • {you may want to add a bit more cream to get the right consistency}
  • Drizzle on the completely cooled cake
http://www.wellfloured.com/strawberry-coffee-cake-with-cream-cheese-glaze/

 

strawberry and cream cheese coffee cake

 

5 days til summer break

 

Enjoy!

 

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a few more ideas to get you out of bed

Brownie Batter Waffles

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Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

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Strawberry Pull-Apart Bread

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